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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

Sanitag Focuses on Health-care RTLS Solutions

The Turkish company has developed systems specifically for tracking patients and personnel in psychiatric clinics and neonatal wards, as well as for managing assets at hospitals and in ambulances.

Health Care Case Studies

RFID Improves Safety at Assisted-Living Facility

Ohio's Light of Hearts Villa deployed a real-time location system to better identify residents in need of services.

Health Care Features

NFC Tags for New Business and Consumer Applications

Now that most smartphones are equipped with Near Field Communication technology, RFID providers are offering a wide variety of NFC transponders.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Real Momentum

An increase in end users attending RFID Journal LIVE! is further evidence that RFID adoption is picking up.

Health Care Expert Views

Improving Food Safety and Quality In China

A platform that uses Internet of Things technologies can be used to monitor the country's food supply.

Health Care Best Practices

How to Choose a Passive UHF Handheld Reader

Ergonomics, read range and battery life lead the list of issues that must be considered when selecting the proper reader for your deployment.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Deploy a Health-Care Real-Time Location System

Strategic advice from four hospitals that are tagging and tracking assets—and achieving a return on their investment—can help you plan a successful solution.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • Xerafy XS Series RFID Tags Case Study: Surgical Instrument Management
    Published November 2013
    South Carolina's Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center has deployed a UHF RFID solution to track expensive surgical instruments and other equipment, in order to reduce losses and the amount of time workers spend locating equipment. This case study, from Xerafy, explains how the facility has implemented EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to help identify surgical probes that are often accidentally thrown away after procedures. The tags also help the hospital track the progress of its decontamination, sterilization and staging processes, which can assist personnel in ensuring compliance with sterilization procedures, calibration and certification. (2 pages)
  • Improving Patient Safety and Hospital Efficiency With RFID and RTLS Technologies
    Published July 2013
    Health-care facilities employ radio frequency identification and real-time location systems to identify, locate and monitor patients, visitors, staff members, assets and equipment. These technologies improve safety, enhance the quality of care, reduce financial waste and foster patient satisfaction. This white paper, written by Schneider Electric's Steve Nibbelink, provides guidance about how RFID and RTLS can be leveraged though integration with security control and monitoring systems.
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